Milada Horáková Memorial

The building of the UP Faculty of Law has its own historical symbolism. During the communist regime it was built as the seat of the district committee of the Communist Party and at the end of 1989 its surroundings became an important scene of the Velvet Revolution in Olomouc. After the fall of totalitarianism, the law faculty was located here, with the idea of transforming the "center of injustice into a pulpit of law." Since then, the faculty has been working to strengthen the values of freedom, democracy and civil society. The prestigious Hannah Arendt Prize or the Czech National Security Council Prize awarded to the faculty attest to its success in this mission.

Since 2004, the area in front of the faculty has been decorated with the Three Resistance Movements Memorial by the sculptor Bohumil Teplý – a stone obelisk dedicated to the fighters for freedom and democracy.

The new library of the Faculty of Law bears the name of Milada Horáková – a lawyer, democratic politician and victim of judicial murder by the Czechoslovak communist regime in 1950’s. In 2023, a symbolic memorial to Milada Horáková by a renowned artist Otmar Oliva was unveiled here. It can be found in the publicly accessible library foyer, just behind the building’s main reception.

A visit to the Faculty of Law can also be combined with a respite in the adjacent lobby with coffee from the university's FreshUP bistro located there. You can also admire a series large-format paintings by internationally recognized Czech painter Michal Ožibko, which are exhibited here.

Právnická fakulta UP, 17. listopadu 8

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weekdays 6:30–21:00

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